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Old 07-06-2013, 05:55 PM   #121
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not a thing wrong with that Winds. we all have our preferences. the important fact is that we enjoy shooting, whether it be men or women. personally i like to seeing more women getting involved in shooting, and not just for personal safety and protection, but the sport of shooting.

i remember several years ago when we went shopping for a pistol for my wife. well she had shot my friends 40 caliber Glock and liked the caliber, but didn't care for the Glock. well one store we went to, she asked to see some pistol in a 40 and the salesman said she might be better off with a 380 or maybe a 9mm at most beings she was a woman. kind of chapped raw and i decided we would do our business elsewhere. i did inform the salesman that his chauvinistic attitued just cost him a sale, and that my wife had no problems shooting a 40 or most handguns for that matter, and that she might even be a better pistol shooter than he was. my wife has no problems shooting a 40 and even shoots some hot 357 loads from my fathers 8.5" barreled Dan Wesson revolver with ease.

moral of the story, never assume that a woman can't handle larger calibers!
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not a thing wrong with that Winds. we all have our preferences. the important fact is that we enjoy shooting, whether it be men or women...........
moral of the story, never assume that a woman can't handle larger calibers!


I prefer cans, rocks, tree knots, etc to shoot at.

And I do like squeeze off a round or 2 of large caliber once in a while just to keep it interesting.
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I prefer cans, rocks, tree knots, etc to shoot at.

And I do like squeeze off a round or 2 of large caliber once in a while just to keep it interesting.
Me, too. I'll shoot anything anyone puts in my hands. It may only be a couple rounds but I'm always game to try.

Often I'll ask to see it shot first so I can see how it acts.
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Ok so I just bought a Ruger LCP to carry everyday. I spent about $500 for it with all the accessories. In order to please the wife I gave her $500 so she could go shopping. She seemed to like the idea and went with it. Now I really want to buy an AR-15 so I told her I would give her the same amount it costs me to buy it. She said no cause she doesn't want an assault rifle in the house. How can I convince her to let me get one?
Simple answer. Grow a pair and get one anyway. Trust me, my wife has control problems also. The best thing about that is they eventually """get over it"""!! I don't mean to sound mean but there are boundaries people like us need to put up and in MY house firearms is #1. Don't tell me what to do, carry, or buy. Ever!! And don't act afraid of her leaving you. If she really loved you she wouldn't be irrational and leave. And if she does you wouldn't want someone like that anyway.
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Or you could try and compromise with her. Maybe buying a part to build one yourself, every little here and there

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Ok so I just bought a Ruger LCP to carry everyday. I spent about $500 for it with all the accessories. In order to please the wife I gave her $500 so she could go shopping. She seemed to like the idea and went with it. Now I really want to buy an AR-15 so I told her I would give her the same amount it costs me to buy it. She said no cause she doesn't want an assault rifle in the house. How can I convince her to let me get one?
First of all... Tell her its not an "Assult Rifle", but rather its a Sport Utility Rifle (SURE). Its the left wingers who have given the AR15 a bad name by calling it an assult rifle. Im guessing the next time someone takes out a bunch of people with a bow and arrow they are going to call that an "Assult Bow"! And that my friend will also be banned!
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Sounds like she has said no to buying one, but not to building one. Build yourself a sport utility rifle, not an assault rifle! Assault rifle implies that you have no morals and/or self control and will act out with heinous disregard for human life if you were to own an evil black rifle. I hope that you come up with a way to get one as they are certainly a joy to shoot.

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not a thing wrong with that Winds. we all have our preferences. the important fact is that we enjoy shooting, whether it be men or women. personally i like to seeing more women getting involved in shooting, and not just for personal safety and protection, but the sport of shooting.

i remember several years ago when we went shopping for a pistol for my wife. well she had shot my friends 40 caliber Glock and liked the caliber, but didn't care for the Glock. well one store we went to, she asked to see some pistol in a 40 and the salesman said she might be better off with a 380 or maybe a 9mm at most beings she was a woman. kind of chapped raw and i decided we would do our business elsewhere. i did inform the salesman that his chauvinistic attitued just cost him a sale, and that my wife had no problems shooting a 40 or most handguns for that matter, and that she might even be a better pistol shooter than he was. my wife has no problems shooting a 40 and even shoots some hot 357 loads from my fathers 8.5" barreled Dan Wesson revolver with ease.

moral of the story, never assume that a woman can't handle larger calibers!
My wife had a similar issue. We had completed our shooting class at the local police training facility and were in our backyard practicing when the rear sight of here Glock 21 just fell off! So she looks up the local Glock armorer (there was only one - it was a small town) and takes it in. She explains to the ZZ Top-bearded guy behind the counter what happened and asks if he can replace it. He stares at her a minute, then he offers, "Maybe you should have your husband bring in his own gun." This was her gun, registered to, shot, cleaned and carried by her! She read him the riot act and left, eventually sending the slide to Glock for repair. Not only did he blow that sale, my wife told EVERYONE that she met what a mysoginist he was and she railed against anyone buying anything from his shop. She was probably personally responsible for about $25,000 of lost sales to his store.
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I would rather ask for her forgiveness than ask for her permission.

Once the act is finished, what can she do? Force me to sell it?

And there really are no assault weapons available to buy, only Sport Utility Rifles.

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My wife had a similar issue. We had completed our shooting class at the local police training facility and were in our backyard practicing when the rear sight of here Glock 21 just fell off! So she looks up the local Glock armorer (there was only one - it was a small town) and takes it in. She explains to the ZZ Top-bearded guy behind the counter what happened and asks if he can replace it. He stares at her a minute, then he offers, "Maybe you should have your husband bring in his own gun." This was her gun, registered to, shot, cleaned and carried by her! She read him the riot act and left, eventually sending the slide to Glock for repair. Not only did he blow that sale, my wife told EVERYONE that she met what a mysoginist he was and she railed against anyone buying anything from his shop. She was probably personally responsible for about $25,000 of lost sales to his store.
I shouldn't see stories like this. I am trying to get over the feeling that very often women are "victims" simply because we're women. What would make an encounter like that even worse for me is I don't even HAVE a husband.
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